Neon! (And neutrals). Okay, so neither of those are specific colors, but the combination is definitely everywhere this season. The idea is to use a pop of neon on lids or lips and keep the rest of the face simple and natural-looking (so you don't look like a circus performer). Of course, if you're too timid to use neon on your face, you can always look to nail polish for a little jolt.
Clockwise, from top left: MAC Mineral Skinfinishes and blushes from the Naturally collection; Pantone + Sephora Tangerine Tango lip glosses; lipsticks from MAC's collection with Iris Apfel; Bobbi Brown lip glosses from the Neons and Nudes collection; China Glaze Sunshine Pop from the Electropop collection; neon and nude nails (via The Hairpin); a model at Richard Chai's spring 2012 show (via Lucky Magazine).
I also found some great examples of the trend in Vogue's February issue.
Here are just the heads so you can really focus on the makeup:
I'm really liking this trend - bold and bright, but wearable (definitely on weekends, at least), since the neon is balanced by an otherwise neutral face. I for one am itching for a fuchsia lipstick and some of Sephora's Tangerine Tango polishes and lip glosses. I might also try a crazy blue eyeshadow too.
What say you? Will you be partaking in neons and neutrals?
Oh, and happy spring! (Silly me, I thought it was tomorrow!)